2018 DPHA Annual Conference and Product Showcase

The 2018 Annual DPHA Conference will be held at the iconic Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL October 10-13, 2018 (34 miles from the Jacksonville Airport). Recently renovated and brimming with amenities, the Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa sets the stage for a visit you won't soon forget. Next door to the legendary TPC® Sawgrass, they proudly offer their guests special privileges at the courses. Elsewhere at the resort, you can make a splash in one of their four pools, pamper yourself at the on-site spa or enjoy a meal at their outstanding restaurants. Catch their free shuttle to TPC® Sawgrass, or to the recently renovated private Cabana Beach Club.

There are 493 rooms and suites that include a flat screen TV and High Speed Internet Access. It's a first-class resort in every way except the room price. DPHA members will enjoy a $189 per night (plus tax) rate during the DPHA Conference. Click here to make your hotel room reservations and make sure you don't miss out on staying at this fabulous venue.

The Program and Showcase Committee, under the astute leadership of Richard Campbell (Belmont Hardware) and Ryan Paul (Summit Architectural Resource), are working on once again offering dynamic programs and top-notch speakers who will present customized presentations to meet the specific needs of decorative plumbing and hardware dealers, manufacturers and representatives. Need a refresher? Click on the following links to quick video recaps from some of the 2016 speakers at our annual conference (we will have the 2017 links shortly):

  • Donald Miller - Mother Goose was Right: How to Tell Compelling Stories that Earn the Trust of Your Clientele
  • Jill Schiefelbein - Friends, Romans and Clients: Lend Me an Ear - Listen More, Sell More
  • Kerry Singh - Delivering Exceptional Customer Service (Even on Mondays)

      The DPHA Annual Conference and Product Showcase has reclaimed its spot as the most important event of the year for the decorative plumbing and hardware industry. We will continually update the website as we get further details, so please keep checking back here for updates.


      Although the schedule for the 2018 is currently being worked on and has not been published yet, here is a copy oft he 2017 annual conference, the template of which the Program & Showcase Committee will probably follow again:

      Wednesday, October 11th:
  • 12:30 to 6 p.m. - Golf Outing at the Whirlwind Golf Club (optional activity, fee is $200 per person)
  • 5:30 to 9 p.m. - Arizona Food Tour (optional activity, rate is $175 per person, limited to 30 total participants)

    Thursday, October 12th:
  • 7 a.m. to Noon - Board of Directors Meeting (Pipal Kave 2)
  • 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. - Exhibitor Move-in (Akimei O'otham Ballroom)
  • 1 to 3 p.m. - Marketing Committee Meeting (Pipal Kave 2)
  • 1 to 3 p.m. - Education Committee Meeting (Pipal Kave 3)
  • 3:15 to 5:15 p.m. - Awards Committee (Pipal Kave 2)
  • 3:15 to 5:15 p.m. - Council of Fellows Meeting (Pipal Kave 3)
  • 5 to 6:30 p.m. - DPHA 5K Fun Run/Walk

    Friday, October 13th:
  • 7:30 to 9 a.m. - Product Showcase Open ((Akimei O'otham Ballroom)
  • 7:30 to 9 a.m. - Breakfast (Akimei O'otham Ballroom)
  • 9:00 to 10 a.m. - Opening, President's Welcome, and Product of the Year Awards Announcement (Pipal Kave)
  • 10 a.m. to Noon - Keynote Address; The 5 Elements of a Remarkable Customer Experience, presented by Doug Stephens (Pipal Kave)
  • Noon to 1:30 p.m. - Lunch (Akimei O'otham Ballroom)
  • 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. - Product Showcase Open (Akimei O'otham Ballroom)
  • 3:15 to 4:45 p.m. - Contented Cows Give Better Milk, presented by Richard Hadden (Pipal Kave)
  • 5:00 to 7:30 p.m. - Reception in Exhibit Hall (Akimei O'otham Ballroom)

      Saturday, October 14th:
  • 8:00 to 9 a.m. - Breakfast in Exhibit Hall (Akimei O'otham Ballroom)
  • 8:00 to 11:45 a.m. - Product Showcase (Akimei O'otham Ballroom)
  • Noon to 1:30 p.m. - Awards Luncheon (Pipal Kave: Please note that the Product Showcase is not open for booth tear-down until 1:30 p.m.)
  • 2 to 4:00 p.m. - Five Commandments to be a Customer-Centric Company, presented by Chris Ramey (Komatke DEFG)
  • 1:45 to 5:15 p.m. - Sales Intensive Training Program; Customer Experience - Make Customers Your Most Powerful Weapon, presented by Robb Best (Elkay) and then followed by a round-table session (Scorpion)
  • 7 to 10:30 p.m. - Closing Banquet (Pipal Kave)

      Sunday, October 15th:
  • 7:30 to 9 a.m. - Program & Showcase Committee Meeting (Deer)
  • 9 to 11 a.m. - Board of Directors Meeting (Scorpion)

      Mark your calendars - we hope to see you there!


      We would also like to take another moment to thank our 2017 Corporate and Conference sponsors, whose support remains essential for our success -


      American Standard logo DXV logo Grohe logo



      LPG Buying Group logo

      Amerock logo

      KEUCO logo

      Dornbracht logo Alape logo

      Victoria + Albert Baths logo

      Accurate Lock and Hardware logo Alno Inc. logo SIGMA Designer Faucetry logo

      Amerec logo Dubois USA logo Barber Wilsons logo Julien logo Renaissance Design Studio logo Samuel Heath logo

      2017 Corporate Sponsors
      Gold Sponsors
      Elkay logo Franke logo GRAFF logo LACAVA logo

      Silver Sponsors
      BainUltra logo Barber Wilsons logo Keuco logo Lenova logo MTI Baths logo ROHL logo Victoria + Albert logo

      Bronze Sponsors
      Alno Inc. logo AMBA Products logo Axent Corporation logo Baci by Remcraft logo Blanco logo
      Hansgrohe logo Hastings logo Kartners logo Mountain Plumbing Products logo Mr. Steam logo Steamist logo Top Knobs logo